Sunday 5 February 2017

Sun 5th. 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Isaiah 58:7-10. A light rises in the darkness for the upright—Ps 111(112):4-9. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Matthew 5:13-16.


The best we can be.

This is always a challenging Gospel because we are often told not to ‘blow your own trumpet’. Tall poppies are cut down by others and we all too often say we don’t want someone to get ‘above themselves’. But who are we to deny anyone their inherent specialness? We are created in the image of God and our God is loving, creative, amazing, a fighter for justice and so, so much more. Therefore, we are called upon to be the best we can be. The people I most respect in life are often those who have been able to live their faith in all they do, even when it is hard, or others try to knock them down. They daily give a shape and form to God’s love. This is what it means to be a Christian.

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